Paulin Hountondji

African Philosophy: Myth and Reality

African Philosophy: Myth and Reality

In this seminal exploration of the nature and future of African philosophy, Paulin J. Hountondji attacks a myth popularized by ethnophilosophers such as Placide Tempels and Alexis Kagame that there is an indigenous, collective African philosophy separate and distinct from other philosophical traditions. He defends a critical universalism.